TDJC - Traktor DJ Course
If you want to quickly get started on your DJ career and start making money as you master your craft… then here’s great news for you:
I have created a Traktor Tutorial that will take you through the
most important functions of Traktor Pro.
Here’s the secret: I am a professional DJ, which means I make money bringing the party to people. (You want that too don’t ya?). I know all the little tricks and the most important stuff that’ll give you the biggest results in the shortest possible time. So whether you want to start immediately and do well enough to create some kickass parties and earn a good buck or you want to master all the little details that will make you an even better DJ, this is the course for you.
My aim is to skip all the fluff and unnecessary stuff and give you a solid foundation that you can use to start having success and booking gigs… While learning along the way!
But first, why did I create this course?
When I bought my first Traktor S2 Controller in 2012 I was really excited to get it up and running. Which did not take me too long - after one hour or so I had figured out how to set it up, drag my first track into a deck and press "Play". Yey! I was now a Traktor DJ. Or so I thought...
Soon thereafter I began to feel overwhelmed with all of the options, functions and settings. Where to start? What do all these buttons do? Which ones are important and which are not?
After didling around for a while I started digging through the manual. 349 pages! Are you kidding me??
349 Pages - Are You Kidding Me?
What to do. I was serious about becoming a great Traktor DJ and read the manual back to back. Just to find out that most of the stuff wasn´t really necessary for me to know.
At one point I think I spent 6 hours straight, just checking the preferences!
(Remember, there is only a few important things you need to know to get started and do amazingly well right away)
I knew that what I needed to master was the decks, effects, EQs and cue points. So, I started organizing my playlists and analyzing tracks. And -finally – I began mixing! But I quickly found out that reading up on stuff in my bedroom and playing live were two very different things.
"Reading up on Stuff in my Bedroom and Playing Live were Two Very Different Things"
Since then I have played well over 250 gigs and my setup now looks very different from when I first started out. I spent a lot of time optimizing my sets, created loads of controller mappings and deleted them again.
Tried out all the effects to end up using only two and invested a lot of time on the Mixing-in-Key topic. I love mixing in key. But when you first start doing it, it's very challenging to get it right.
After I had become successful I remember one day thinking:
"I wish I had all this knowledge, I have collected thorough trial and error, back when I started, in a compact, comprehensive video tutorial. Hey, why not make one now, to make it easier for people who are just starting out?”
And that's how this
Traktor DJ Course was born
All of the information is something I have “Battle-tested” at gigs and trust me when I say that these are the nuts and bolts of being a great Traktor DJ. If you know these basic things you’ll know 80% of what you will ever need to know. (And I have some great bonuses that will give you those last 20% for free! more on that later…)
In the Tutorial you’ll learn:
Best of all:
the course will make you confident in your abilities as a DJ because you KNOW that you can deliver. Leading to more fun and success in your career.
Damn right it does!
I got started right away and 3 months later I had the final result which I am now publishing on my website for your benefit.
I divided the course into three parts to give it an overall structure and so that you could quickly and easily find whatever you need help with right now.
Now, let’s look into the course content.
The course is divided into 3 parts:
Here are the details:
In part 1 of the course I will explain all you need to know about setting up your gear: wiring, connectors, function of software / controller, finding, organizing and loading tracks.
1.1 What is Traktor?
1.2 What's in my DJ bag
1.3 Organising tracks on your computer
1.4 Software overview and preferences
1.5.1 Importing and loading a track
1.5.2 Setting hot cues
1.6 Organising tracks
1.7 Track sourcing
Part 2 is about understanding the tracks structure and mixing. How to select tracks, Headphones / CUE function, Where to mix, Beat matching, Using Effects and EQs.
2.1.1 FX and decks
2.2 Find matching tracks
18.104.22.168 Beat matching intro
22.214.171.124 Beat matching exercise
2.3.2 Find the right mix point
2.3.3 Using EQ
2.3.4 Mixing example
2.4 Playlist arrangement with dummy tracks
One of the huge advantages you have with Traktor is the option to Mix in Key. This part will make sure you make good use of it. We will find out how to identify the track key, mix in key and adjust track keys using the custom KeyMap included in the course for download.
3.1 Why mix in key
3.2 How to detect the track key
3.3.1 Which keys match?
3.3.2 Circle of fifths
3.4 Why key shifting 5 custom key map
All videos are in HD quality (can be viewed in full screen), recorded and edited professionally, with properly engineered sound, custom made info graphics and voice over. See for yourself:
Here are some sneak-previews:
But that's not all...
Remember how I told you about the last 20% that you could get for free?
Well, here they are.
After mastering this course you’ll want to look into all the other different aspects of being a pro DJ like listening to mixing examples, checking out DJ charts, downloading your music, browsing DJ magazines, getting support with road blocks you might have hit and how to market yourself.
No worries… I've got you covered.
The Members Area contains all these goodies:
Sharing some of my fav tracks with you that I’m sure you will love. Deep & funky House Stuff…
If you are stuck at any point in the course and need help - no problem. Just drop me an email and I'll help you out!
Wanna hear what applied Mixing in Key sounds like? No Problem. I posted a few of my favorite mixes for you to check out!
Some people like to watch videos, others like to read. If you belong to the latter species - fine. I created an eBook version of the Traktor Tutorial for you to download Free-of-charge.
There is a lot of great stuff out there on the Web. Download sites, Magazines, DJ ranking sites. And I'm sure you have discovered many of them by now. But you might also find a few gems in this list of mine.
Key Shifting is one major feature you need to utilize to make Mixing in Key work. I'll explain that in the videos. But Traktor Controllers don't support that - without this KeyMap, you'll have to change your Track Key using the mouse - which is very very inconvenient. This custom Key Map is nothing short of a game changer when it comes to mixing in key. Get the free download in the Members Area! (designed for S2)
"The smart man learns from his mistakes. The wise man learns from other people's mistakes.”
Be the wise guy and learn from my mistakes.
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